Fair Housing Month: Accessible Design and Construction Requirements
Developers, builders, owners and managers must ensure the design and construction of rental housing is accessible to persons with disabilities. Industry professionals cannot rely on local building inspections to understand whether their communities comply with federal fair housing requirements. Join our speakers as we discuss the importance of accessible design and construction of housing for disabled renters and our industry resources to help you understand your responsibilities. NAA Toolkit author and legal specialist for HUD’s Fair Housing Accessibility First program, Scott Moore, will be on hand to answer your burning questions.
About the Hosts
Demetria McCain, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), has fifteen years of experience helping to eliminate housing discrimination, promote economic opportunity and achieve diverse, equitable and inclusive communities. Demetria served as president of the Inclusive Communities Project (ICP), a Dallas-based affordable FHA nonprofit. Prior to this, she oversaw operations, communications and ICP’s Mobility Assistance Program, dedicated to helping housing choice voucher holders exercise their fair housing rights. Conceived by Demetria, ICP’s “Voices for Opportunity” initiative has provided advocacy training to low-income renters and neighborhood groups of color.
Scott P. Moore
Scott Moore, Partner at Baird Holm LLP, is recognized as a national expert in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and fair housing law. He served as a Deputy Chief of the Employment Litigation Section and a Senior Trial Attorney in the Housing Section of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Scott now represents property managers, developers and design professionals in all aspects of fair housing and accessibility. He currently holds a J.D. from Creighton University School of Law and a B.S. in Economics and Political Science from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.